I’ve been focusing on crafting a lot this past week. I took advantage of our terrible online retail overlord’s annual two day sales event to purchase a few accessories for some used equipment that I’d picked up recently.
I stress used because when I list out the fact that I now own a black and white laser printer, a color tank inkjet printer, a cricut machine, a laser engraver/cutter, an airbrush, a button maker, and a 3D printer, it definitely sounds like I have an intense crafting setup. And I admittedly kinda do! But I also bought cheap versions of all of these, and they have so far served me well. It turns out you don’t immediately need to jump to the top-of-the-line for a hobby that you want to get into.
Some of these things I got for personal gratification, and to be able to make gifts for friends. But admittedly my recent purchases were with starting a crafting/art shop in mind. I spend all day on the computer, and while surprise surprise, these are all computer assisted tools, I like doing physical art things as well. Something something, building with your hands and “real” things.
I’m excited to share things soon, and for now I can share my very first attempt at printing and cutting out physical stickers. There is a lot to be done, especially grouping together words that are floating on backgrounds. But so far I’m pretty happy with how this first test came out!
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